11/6/14 – 5:14 A.M.
The saga over a fired teacher in the Liberty-Benton school district continues. The Courier reports a brief filed for Mark Badertscher in the 3rd District Court of Appeals requests his reinstatement. An attorney for Badertscher says that firing a teacher requires, “conduct hostile to the school community.”
Badertscher was fired in 2012 after he left his classroom to allow students to take a final test. During that time, one student choked out another student. The school board cited this and 10 other incidents in the firing. Hancock County Common Pleas Court Judge Reginald Routson ruled in July that the school board did not show “good and just cause” to fire Badertscher.
The Liberty-Benton School Board has appealed the decision. No date for a hearing has been set.
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